After nearly a year of speculation, BMW has finally revealed the next generation M2 series. It is believed that the BMW 2 Series will be the ultimate luxury car for the company. Images obtained from Mexico reveal that the BMW 2 series is the real deal, and that includes power, performance, and pomp. The reason why the BMW M2 is being unveiled in Mexico is because the Bavarian carmaker is planning to produce the luxury car at its San Luis Potosi plant.
EXOTIC SPORTS COUPE
So, what’s the big deal with the next generation M2? Well, the first thing is that the 2023 BMW M2 will be an even more exotic coupe, and much different from the current 2 series coupe. Although, aside from images obtained of the exterior, not much is known about the M2 series because the car has been heavily camouflaged with wrapping. It is exciting to spy the car in Mexico undergoing test runs.
The 2023 M2 appears to be wider than the 2 series coupe and packs a lot more horsepower. The BMW M2 will come with the standard large wheels and quad exhaust pipes, plus several extra vents to cool the engine. Good news for those who love manual cars, there are rumors that BMW will continue to offer a manual transmission in the BMW M2.
While the true features of the exterior are hidden, the view of the interior isn’t. Images captured of the prototype in Germany reveal that M2 has a unique interior styling and top-notch hardware, especially when it comes to the infotainment system and screen. The rear seats will be the same as older model sporty BMWs, but seating may not be comfortable for the rear passengers. The cargo space appears to be small unless the rear seats can be inclined.
SIZE AND UNDER THE HOOD
The size of the vehicle and other exterior features are not known but the BMW M2 appears to be significantly larger than the previous model. Under the hood, one will most likely see an S58 engine similar to the M3 and M4 series. It is expected that the newer M2 will have a 3.0-liter inline-six that will generate about 450hp. Rumors persist that the next generation M2 will be rear-wheel drive and may be available as a six-speed manual. And the iconic kidney grille will be present in all M2 series, but its shape and size remain speculative.
Final production of the future BMW M2 series will start at the Mexican plant by the end of 2022, and it is expected that the cars will be in dealerships in late summer 2023.
WHAT IS THE COST?
No word from BMW about the cost of the new BMW M2, but it will most likely be more expensive than the previous model, which had a starting price of $59,895. To learn more about the next generation M2, contact Braman Motor Cars at 1-561-609-0130.